George Mikan

NBA Center George Mikan Full Name: George Mikan


Profession: NBA Center
Why Famous: One of the pioneers of professional basketball, redefining it as a game of so-called big men with his prolific rebounding, shot blocking and his talent to shoot over smaller defenders with his ambidextrous hook shot. He won seven NBL, BAA, and NBA championships, an All-Star MVP trophy, and three scoring titles.

Born: June 18, 1924
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, USA

Died: June 1, 2005 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

Married Life

  • 1947-05-17 NBA center George Mikan (22) weds college sweetheart Patricia Lu Daveny

Historical Events in the Life of George Mikan

  • 1945-03-26 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

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